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Re: Re: Copying cell contents?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg69988] Re: [mg69918] Re: Copying cell contents?
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 06:18:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <efarij$7ul$1@smc.vnet.net> <200609271005.GAA00211@smc.vnet.net>

If you set

System`Dump`$MessagesInHelpBrowserAreKnown=False

no message hyperlinks will be generated at all. This should make it
fairly easy for you to convert to InputForm and copy/paste.

On 9/27/06, AES <siegman at stanford.edu> wrote:
> In article <efarij$7ul$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
>  "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at telia.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> > I have tried to reproduce your error message, but not succeded completely.
> > The closest I get I obtain by executing the following command:
> > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  snip - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>
> Thanks for detailed discussion, but my question still is:  Among all the
> several Copy and Copy As buttons available in the Mathematica Front
> End's standard menu interface, is there really *no* way I can
>
> a)  Select the displayed contents of a standard Input (or other) cell
> containing purely ASCII content (no Greek or special symbols) -- doing
> the selection either by dragging over the contents of the cell, or by
> clicking the cell bracket, whichever is needed, but with no other
> special preparation of the cell itself -- and then
>
> b)  Use one of these menu Copy commands in order to copy these text
> contents and paste them in a word processor, text editor, or newsgroup
> window, and
>
> c)  Have this text content show up in the text editor or newsgroup
> window the same as it looks in the Mathematica notebook display?
>
> Again, I just what to copy *what I originally typed into the cell*, and
> also *what is displayed in the cell*, and paste it into the window of an
> external app,
>
>    -- without having to type it all over again
>    -- without having to add arcane commands or make arcane
>       transformations on the cell before copying it
>    -- without having to do some arcane transformation of
>       the material after copying it.
>
> [This is serious!  If I can't do this, I may have to stop pestering this
> newsgroup with endless questions about all the weird or unexpected
> things I encounter in using Mathematica!]
>
>


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